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Soapy Sam

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 18 2012,07:33   

Quote (Joe G @ Sep. 17 2012,19:29)
Quote (Soapy Sam @ Sep. 17 2012,18:58)
Get yer finest Joe here!

Jerad: Are you saying that when humans starting eating citrus fruits, etc that we lost the ability to synthesise vitamin C?

Joe: Nope. What I say is the non-functional VC gene is for the future when we cannot get VC epigenetically.

Evidently, in Joeworld, epigenetics is everything outside the genome, and includes eating :p (thesis supported upthread: "Because we can incorporate vitamin C into our diet- epigenetics.")

And we keep a broken gene that may one day become magically fixed because it would be impossible for the Designer Of Whales to just give us the fucking gene when we need it!

Nice spew of ignorance there dopey sam:

epigenetics and the environment


The genome dynamically responds to the environment. Stress, diet, behavior, toxins and other factors activate chemical switches that regulate gene expression.

Uh-huh. This is hardly a gene expression 'switch', though. The actual gene has had lumps taken out of it. And you did say it's for the future, when we are unable to get Vitamin C 'epigenetically'. Implying we do get it 'epigenetically' now - the environment causes the gene to stay broken, perhaps?

You know what a vitamin is, and what happens when you don't get enough?

Here's a way to test whether Vitamin C metabolism is just waiting to be turned on by an "epigenetic" environmental switch. Take some apes and put them somewehere ... oooh, I dunno ... on a boat, maybe? Then keep them at sea without access to citrus fruits or other dietary sources. Then see if this 'epigenetic' switch (mmmmffffffHAHAHAHA) gets turned on. Or off, whichever way you visualize it. Or maybe ... maybe they'll get goddamned scurvy! Hmmm, I wonder if anyone has done similar experiments already?

Or would that not be the right kind of environment to activate it? You can't put the environment on a ship, or summink?

Edited by Soapy Sam on Sep. 18 2012,07:36

SoapySam is a pathetic asswiper. Joe G

BTW, when you make little jabs like “I thought basic logic was one thing UDers could handle,” you come off looking especially silly when you turn out to be wrong. - Barry Arrington

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